Uranium

Nuclear Energy Agency

Frequency :
Biennial
ISSN :
2072-5310 (online)
ISSN :
1996-3459 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/20725310
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Published every other year, Uranium Resources, Production, and Demand, or the "Red Book" as it is commonly known, is jointly prepared by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and the International Atomic Energy Agency. It is the recognised world reference on uranium and is based on official information received from 43 countries. It presents the results of a thorough review of world uranium supplies and demand and provides a statistical profile of the world uranium industry in the areas of exploration, resource estimates, production and reactor-related requirements. It provides substantial new information from all major uranium production centres in Africa, Australia, Central Asia, Eastern Europe and North America. Long-term projections of nuclear generating capacity and reactor-related uranium requirements are provided as well as a discussion of long-term uranium supply and demand issues. This edition focuses on recent price and production increases that could signal major changes in the industry.

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Uranium 2011

Uranium 2011

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Author(s):
OECD, IAEA
Publication Date :
26 July 2012
Pages :
488
ISBN :
9789264179677 (PDF) ; 9789264178038 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/uranium-2011-en

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In the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident, questions are being raised about the future of the uranium market, including as regards the number of reactors expected to be built in the coming years, the amount of uranium required to meet forward demand, the adequacy of identified uranium resources to meet that demand and the ability of the sector to meet reactor requirements in a challenging investment climate.

This 24th edition of the "Red Book", a recognised world reference on uranium jointly prepared by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and the International Atomic Energy Agency, provides analyses and information from 42 producing and consuming countries in order to address these and other questions. It offers a comprehensive review of world uranium supply and demand as well as data on global uranium exploration, resources, production and reactor-related requirements. It also provides substantive new information on established uranium production centres around the world and in countries developing production centres for the first time. Projections of nuclear generating capacity and reactor-related requirements through 2035, incorporating policy changes following the Fukushima accident, are also featured, along with an analysis of long-term uranium supply and demand issues.

Table of Contents

Executive summary

Chapter 1. Uranium supply
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Uranium resources
-Uranium exploration
-Uranium production
-References
Chapter 2. Uranium demand
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Current commercial nuclear generating capacity and reactor-related uranium requirements
-Projected nuclear power capacity and related uranium requirements to 2035
-Uranium supply and demand relationships
-The long-term perspective
-References
Chapter 3. National reports on uranium exploration, resources, production, demand and the environment
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Algeria
-Argentina
-Armenia
-Australia
-Botswana
-Brazil
-Canada
-Chile
-China, People’s Republic of
-Czech Republic
-Ethiopia
-Finland
-France
-Germany
-Greenland
-Hungary
-India
-Indonesia
-Iran, Islamic Republic of
-Italy
-Japan
-Jordan
-Kazakhstan
-Malawi
-Mexico
-Mongolia
-Namibia
-Niger
-Peru
-Poland
-Portugal
-Russian Federation
-Slovak Republic
-South Africa
-Spain
-Sweden
-Tanzania
-Turkey
-Ukraine
-United Sates
-Uzbekistan
-Zambia 
Appendices
1. Members of the Joint NEA-IAEA Uranium Group
2. List of reporting organisations and contact persons
3. Glossary of definitions and terminology
4. Acronym list
5. Energy conversion factors
6. Listing of all Red Book editions (1965-2010) and national reports
7. Currency exchange rates
8. Grouping of countries and areas with uranium-related activities